Hands-on Tech Lead with AWS and Python

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Hands-on Tech Lead with AWS and Python experience for the Novo Nordisk Digital Accelerator

Are you an experienced Tech Lead, looking to transform global healthcare through new and innovative digital solutions? Thenapply now.


The position

You will shape, develop and implement digital solutions in Research & Early Development and Product Supply (predictive maintenance), ultimately addressing some of the biggest business opportunities we have in Novo Nordisk. You’ll have a chance to immerse yourself into not only the tech, but also understand the ins and outs of the business challenge as you engage with team members, end-users, as well as internal partners to craft the best solutions.


You will be joining a cross-functional scrum team with a Product Owner, UX/UI Designer, Front- and Back-end Engineers, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Data Scientists, Data Engineers.


Your main responsibility will be to:

  • build value-driving and innovative digital solutions from the ground up (greenfield software development) with a user-centric approach
  • explore new technologies and tools to apply during the development of these solutions
  • lead, guide, and mentor software developers on the team
  • prioritise your work with the team and its product owner, weighing both the business and technical value of each task
  • experiment, test, try, fail and learn all the time!


As a technology choice, we are primarily using the AWS stack with python and vue.js, and are building full end-to-end digital solutions using edge/cloud compute and CI/CD pipelines. As we are pioneering the digital transformation of Novo Nordisk, we expect you to challenge and encourage the organisation as well as take part in establishing a strong internal community to share knowledge and takeaways.



  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience within broad software development i.e. within system architecture, coding for scale, communicating possibilities about what can be built and maintained, as well as love to experiment and build MVPs.
  • You have 7+ years’ professional experience and will likely come from a similar position.
  • You have solid experience with Python and/or Javascript.
  • You have hands-on experience with AWS, PaaS / IaaS and databases. MLOps would be a plus.
  • You are passionate about development and could have a presence on GitHub or other OSS platforms with publicly available code that will help us assess your skills.
  • You should hold a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant field.


About the department

The Digital Accelerator is the home of the Outliers - a team of people who are wired differently. We are anchored in the Digital Incubator & Innovation unit in Global IT. Our purpose is to a drive cultural change through partnering with the business to accelerate digital innovation.  

We offer a modern working environment; free flow of coffee and tea, fruit, canteens serving world cuisine, take-out dinner options, access to internal fitness centres at our sites, bike repair at work, electric car charge stations, health insurance, social clubs, team outings and so much more!



For further information, please contact Sara Victor-Hanse, Manager Digital Accelerator Research & Early Development, at +4530790273 / SVIH@novonordisk.com.



19th December 2021.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. In addition, please avoid the use of photos in your CV. This makes for a better and more fair process.


Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.